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Jonathan Craighead


Jonathan Craighead



Dr. Jonathan Craighead is an orthopaedic surgeon with JCMG Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. His expertise is in general orthopaedics with a focus on joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. He also provides orthopaedic trauma care and performs multiple surgeries for fractures.

Dr. Craighead is one of the few surgeons in mid-Missouri to offer anterior hip replacement surgery and reverse shoulder replacement surgery. He has a special interest in outpatient joint replacement surgery and has pioneered the outpatient joint replacement surgery program at the JCMG Surgery Center. This program allows patients to return home on the same day as their joint replacement surgery. Dr. Craighead utilizes the most current and minimally invasive techniques to improve patient care and minimize recovery time.

Want to learn more about total joint replacement at JCMG? Visit our Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine specialty page.


A native of Jefferson City, Dr. Craighead returned to his hometown with his wife, Margaret, and his three children, Burke, Grafton, and Grace, in 2005 to establish his orthopaedic practice with JCMG. He has served as team physician for multiple teams in Jefferson City through the years, while coaching youth sports and attending his children’s sporting events. Dr. Craighead is active in his local church and enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and playing golf in his free time.


Orthopaedic residency – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Medical School – St. Louis University (Summa Cum Laude)
Undergraduate—Bachelor of Arts Baylor University (Magna Cum Laude)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards / Honors

President, JCMG Surgery Center
Secretary and Board member of JCMG
Medical Director of SSM Health Jefferson City Musculoskeletal Services and Joint Replacement Program
Past President of SSM Health Jefferson City medical staff
Past Chief of Surgery SSM Health Jefferson City
2005 Arkansas Orthopaedic Forum research award winner

Contact Information

For Appointment:
(573) 635-8000


Surgery Center:
(573) 556-7765

Service Locations
JCMG Orthopaedic Center

1225 West Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO  65109

JCMG Surgery Center

3520 West Edgewood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109